Concept stage:

Representatives of the key stakeholders of the organising committee will judge the final entries and the games will be play tested with a number of employees.

The evaluation will consider if the game;

  •  Is easy and simple to play
  •  Is engaging both in the short term (on-boarding) and longer term (over 12 months)
  • Gets employeesto think about their colleagues contributions
  •  Highlights the scale of effort and number of people involved in solving a problem
  • Rewards individuals for their contribution (Informally/ socially/ formally)
  • Avoids individual popularity affecting profiling of users or reward candidates
  • Highlights sustained personal contributions to customer delight
  • Whether playing it makes employees curious to find out more about customer care

Exploitation stage:

Following conclusion of the concept stage, a tender will be released synthesising the Judges comments and recommendations.

The tender will be released to all registered participants and will be closed to any additional entrants.

Teams will however be able to reform and introduce new stakeholders (company partners and individuals) at this stage.  This is to ensure consideration of delivery and execution resources when the nature of the game design is better known.

Prize-giving and showcase event:

Teams will be invited to the Northumbrian Water HQ for a prize giving event and to showcase their entries on 4th February 2016. Spaces will be provided for each team to display their game (teams should bring their own devices to display the game on).

Attendees will be able to play the games available and to vote for their favourite. Invited teams will be asked to make a short presentation about the game and their design process before the winners are announced and the prizes awarded. Prizes include £1000 for first place, £500 for runner up and £500 for the people’s choice. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, although places will be limited and registration required.